Wikipedia: TeX →
Since version 3, TeX has used an idiosyncratic version numbering system, where updates have been indicated by adding an extra digit at the end of the decimal, so that the version number asymptotically approaches π. This is a reflection of the fact that TeX is now very stable, and only minor updates are anticipated. […] Even though Knuth himself has suggested a few areas in which TeX could...
Nearly two decades worth of blinking text, animated gifs, fanfiction, and broken...– The Register on GeoCities
Bloodbath – The Soul Collector Guitars sponsored...
From Ruby to Python: Day 2 →
The vim plugin indent/python.vim states its goal as “to match more closely what is suggested in PEP 8.” This is wonderful! I’ve also used, for reference, Henry Precheur’s Indenting Python with VIM post to ensure consistency on indenting comments and the like. Awesome! I’ve been using Python for a while now, and I never knew about that indentation plugin....
Crime of blasphemous libel proposed for Defamation... →
Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern proposes to insert a new section into the Defamation Bill, stating: “A person who publishes or utters blasphemous matter shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable upon conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding €100,000.” “Blasphemous matter” is defined as matter “that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any...
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.– Hanlon’s razor
OOIOO – Oizumio
moot wins, Time loses →
More analysis of how /b/ rigged the Time poll, including an ingenious workaround for the reCAPTCHA system. One side effect, that was not lost on Anonymous, was the notion that for years to come there would be a number of digital books with the word ‘penis’ randomly inserted throughout the text. In case you missed it, the top 21 ‘most influential people’ still spell out...
How do you know you should start a blog? Because people keep telling you to shut...– Merlin Mann (via Typographica)
It’s 2031, and we’ve achieved so much, we’re actually running...– Time Trumpet
So you write code in TextMate on your MacBook Pro in a Starbucks; you...– reddit
You know how we all complain that so-and-so raped our childhoods? Well, this is...– Topless Robot (via kbkarma)
Putting a Q-Tip into the ear canal may damage your ear drum, but it will also be...– Overqualified
Extroverts have no idea of the torment they put us through.– Caring for Your Introvert (via endofeden)
Over the past four years I’ve asked police officers throughout the U.S. (and in...– Retired police chief Norm Stamper (via Daring Fireball)
List of logical fallacies on Wikipedia →
I’m going to make a point of studying some of these every day. Today, I start with: Ad hominem: Source A claims X is true. There is something objectionable about Source A. Therefore, claim X is false. Appeal to probability: P is a possibility. Therefore, P will inevitably occur. (*cough* swine flu apocalypse *cough*) Argument from fallacy: If P, then Q. P is a fallacious argument....
My Dying Bride – The Wreckage of My Flesh (8:45) ...
It’s not odd to chose what you publish on your site. It’s odd to be forced into...– Information Architects: Kill Blog Comments?